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## How to find out the Mechanical Advantage of Pulley | MA & IMA pulley

Of all simple machines, the mechanical advantage is easiest to calculate for pulleys. To find out the mechanical advantage of a Pulley, simply count the number of ropes supporting the load. That is the IMA or Ideal Mechanical Advantage of Pulley. Once again we have to exert force over a longer distance to multiply force. To […]

## How to Calculate the Mechanical Advantage of a screw – formula

The screw shown in the Figure is actually a lever attached to a circular inclined plane. The lever part of these screws is a screwdriver. The distance between screw threads is called pitch and has the symbol P. L is the radius of the screw head surface. The effort is applied at the screw head surface with a turning effect using […]

## Machines Worksheets – MCQ worksheet | Multiple Choice Questions from the Machines (simple & compound) chapter

Machines (simple and compound machines) – MCQ worksheets with answer Machines – MCQ Worksheet (with answer) A machine can make work easier bya. increasing the amount of force that is applied.b. increasing the distance over which force is applied.c. changing the direction in which force is applied.d. any of the above Examples of machines that […]

## How to Calculate the Mechanical Advantage of a Wedge – formula

A wedge is a simple tool in the shape of a triangle. In other words, a wedge is simply two inclined planes back to back.  Figure 1 shows the simple formulas for calculating the IMAs of these machines. The mechanical advantage formula for a wedge is dependent on its geometry: MA of a wedge = L / […]

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